Merkel doesn't speak for US on North Korea

Claudine Rigal
Août 13, 2017

"It is critical that the Trump administration exhaust all diplomatic options before resorting to military force".

The measure, introduced back in January, "will provide an opportunity to reduce tensions and prevent a catastrophic nuclear confrontation", the Rhode Island Democrat wrote in a letter sent Friday to Ryan.

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert poked fun at President Trump on Thursday after Trump suggested that his promise that North Korea would face "fire and fury" wasn't tough enough, questioning what could possibly be tougher.

On Thursday, Defense Secretary James Mattis said the military is ready to counter the threat from North Korea, but also said the effort is being "diplomatically led".

Given Trump's comments about the Asian-Pacific countries, Klingner said there is "concern among our allies about uncertainty". Russia's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, estimated the risk of a military conflict between the US and North Korea as "very high", and said Moscow is deeply concerned.

Trump's "reckless" action began Tuesday with his threat to unleash "fire and fury" on Pyongyang.

"Here you have a situation where the president is just clearly just making it up as he goes along and trying some bellicose language because he thinks that will work", Soderberg said in an interview with "Power Lunch".

Both China and Russian Federation joined with the approve the new economic sanctions on North Korea, New York Magazine reported.

Lavrov said Russian Federation doesn't accept the North's nuclear weapons bid and pointed at a proposal by China and Russian Federation under which Pyongyang would freeze its nuclear and missile tests while the USA and South Korea would halt their military drills. And so, we have a North Korean, we're not really sure. Particularly, Klingner told TheBlaze, South Korea and Japan are anxious about the "direction of USA policy" and "the manner in which it will be carried out". "They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen". "Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!" If carried out, it would be its most provocative missile launch to date.

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